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Hollywood Hiring Programs Aren’t Enough to Solve Diversity Problem, Says Smpte Panel

17 April 2016 3:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood’s lack of diversity is hot topic, and that has prompted some companies to set up programs to expand minority hiring.

Yet are those diversity programs, well intentioned and even necessary as they are, missing an essential part of the industry?

That was one question raised at a panel on how to increase diversity in the future of cinema. The panel was held at the Future of Cinema Conference run by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (Smpte).

Producer Stephen Love of Bs Pictures reminded the gathering that diversity programs tend to be top-down, and are intended to pull people up, but without minority representation on the administrative side, that’s not enough.

“If you don’t have representation in those ranks as well, it’s really hard to make everyone feel like there’s not a glass ceiling in the organization,” said Love. Love pointed out »

- David S. Cohen

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